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Created on Thursday, 18 January 2018 15:57

Philadelphia to Spend $6 Million to Connect Disadvantaged Youth to Jobs

In a recent announcement, Philadelphia will spend $6 million in state welfare money to connect young people, ages 17 to 21, to job readiness programs and year-round employment. The program will identify and assist 1,000 young people who are

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Created on Thursday, 18 January 2018 15:56

Hundreds of Teens Discuss Peace, Justice on Eve of MLK Day

Now in its fifth year, the summit was open to students in grades 7-12. Approximately 500 students from the school districts of Bensalem, Bristol Township, Centennial, Central Bucks, Neshaminy and Pennridge attended, organizers said. The

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Created on Thursday, 18 January 2018 15:55

Helping Strangers May Help Teens' Self-Esteem

While kids may bristle at the thought of posting fewer selfies, surveys indicate 55 percent of adolescents enjoy volunteering. And according to a recent study, when it comes to helping others, teens may benefit psychologically from spending

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Created on Thursday, 18 January 2018 15:44

Afterschool and Workforce: Opportunities for System-Level Alignment

An American Youth Policy Forum white paper.

Afterschool and Workforce: Opportunities for System-Level Alignment (PDF)

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2017-20 Cohort 9 RFA

Important Dates
• Letter of intent due: May 4, 2017
• Applications due: May 26, 2017
• Grant period: October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2020

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) grant is a competitive grant that provides federal funding to establish community learning centers that provide academic, artistic and cultural enrichment opportunities for students and their families. These opportunities must occur during non-school hours or periods when school is not in session to help students attending high-poverty and low-performing schools to meet state and local standards in core academic subjects. Centers must also offer students a broad array of activities that can complement their regular academic programs, to offer literacy and other educational services to their families.